Trends in hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors in Kelantan, Malaysia: A retrospective study

R. Yousuf, M. Rapiaah, S. A. Ahmed, Hassan Rosline, Abdus Salam, S. Selamah, T. M. Roshan

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The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and trends in hepatitis B infection among blood donors attending the Transfusion Medicine Unit at the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia. A retrospective study was carried out by reviewing the results of HBsAg among blood donors for the years 2000 to 2004. During this period, 44,658 blood donors were studied. We noted that there was a significant difference in the prevalence of hepatitis B infection between regular and first time donors. There was also a decreasing trend noticed in both study groups. The mean prevalence was significantly different between first time (1.83%) and regular donors (0.45%) (p<0.005). There is a need to improve public awareness programs to lower the incidence of hepatitis B infection in the general population and consequently first time blood donors. Future studies are also required to determine the trends and outcomes of these programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1074
Number of pages5
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume38
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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Malaysia
Virus Diseases
Blood Donors
Hepatitis B virus
Retrospective Studies
Hepatitis B
Infection
Tissue Donors
Transfusion Medicine
Hospital Units
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Incidence
Population

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Trends in hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors in Kelantan, Malaysia : A retrospective study. / Yousuf, R.; Rapiaah, M.; Ahmed, S. A.; Rosline, Hassan; Salam, Abdus; Selamah, S.; Roshan, T. M.

In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 38, No. 6, 11.2007, p. 1070-1074.

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Yousuf, R. ; Rapiaah, M. ; Ahmed, S. A. ; Rosline, Hassan ; Salam, Abdus ; Selamah, S. ; Roshan, T. M. / Trends in hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors in Kelantan, Malaysia : A retrospective study. In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2007 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 1070-1074.
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